Entries by Jason Pleakis

Interval training exercise could be a fountain of youth

Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers. Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery — and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Cell Metabolism. “Any exercise is better […]

Commentary: Exercise can be potent medicine

Exercise is better than any medication a doctor can prescribe for chronic disease. This knowledge should be intuitive to physicians and patients, and yet we have an ever-increasing population who either do not exercise at all or don’t exercise enough. Multiple studies year after year continue to show the detrimental impact that physical inactivity can […]

Exercise: It’s what the doctor ordered

(CNN)On Friday, Weill Cornell Medical College offered a seminar to its second-year medical students, one that’s been offered only once before. The focus wasn’t cutting-edge pharmacology or modern microbiology but instead, five lecturers exploring different facets of a single topic: “Prescribing the Medicine of Exercise.” This isn’t as typical as you might think. More than […]

GHS, med school, YMCA and international sports medicine leader collaborate on first-in-nation partnership

GREENVILLE, SC – Lack of exercise isn’t just a matter of being a couch potato, it’s frequently a direct contributor to chronic diseases that kill more than 1.7 million Americans every year and cost more than $24 billion in healthcare expenditures. Now, from the heart of the stroke belt, comes a first-in-nation coalition that brings […]

Industry Giants Announce Unprecedented Marriage Between Health Care and Fitness; Potential Impact for Millions

Newswise — (Indianapolis)- To jointly address the rapid progression of chronic diseases and skyrocketing health care costs, Exercise is Medicine®(EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), along with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) today announced a new collaboration called the Exercise […]